2024 National Convention - Columbus State University

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Date:  Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 - Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Location:  Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia

Host:  Oklahoma City University, Mu Omicron Chapter

Registration Fee:  TBD

Schedule of Events:  TENTATIVE

The following is a concise schedule of events for the National Convention. 

For a more detailed listing of the schedule, including sessions times and locations, please download the PDF of the schedule from the button above.

  • Executive Committee arrives Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

  • Executive Committee business meeting Wednesday morning, May 29th, 2024. 

  • Students arrive Wednesday, May 29th, 2024. 

  • Oral presentations and poster presentations will be Thursday, May 30th, 2024.

  • Field trips will be Friday and Saturday, May 31st and June 1st. Outdoor field trips are weather dependent and may be cancelled.

  • The Awards Banquet will be Saturday evening, June 1st, 2024. 

  • Everyone departs on Sunday Morning, June 2nd, 2024. 

Accommodations: 

Students will have accommodations provided from Wednesday - Sunday morning.  All students will stay at Columbus State University residence halls for the Convention unless you are local and plan to attend only one day for the presentations or you have special permission from the executive committee to stay at a different location. Faculty chapter advisors are welcome to stay at the campus residence halls or an off-campus hotel.  The executive committee, district directors, and faculty chapter advisors or faculty research advisors are encouraged to stay on campus as well.  The executive team and district directors will be arriving on Tuesday, May 28th, and student participants and chapter advisors arriving on Wednesday.

Airport information:

All participants are encouraged to fly into Atlanta Airport.  We will utilize GROOM shuttle service from the airport to Columbus.  Sign-up information will be provided later. 

Field Trip Information:   TBD

Convention attendees can choose between a variety of field trips.  Please click below for specific information about the field trip options.  You will sign up for the field trip dates/times when you register to attend the convention. Space is limited so sign up early!

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts 

  • If you are presenting research, please upload your abstract when you register. 

  • After May 13, 2024 midnight (CST) all abstracts should be emailed to tribeta@una.edu for late addition to the program after you register.

  • The last day to email an abstract is Monday, May 20, 2024.

  • It is recommended that students email their abstract to themselves and email their presentation to themselves as an attachment as a back up in case of technical problems.

  • Oral presentations will be Thursday morning, May 30th, 2024 and may be uploaded Wednesday at Columbus State after your check-in. 

  • Oral presentations should be 10-12 minutes with two minutes for questions, with a maximum of 15 minutes allowed per presenter.  

  • Posters may be displayed Wednesday evening and should be no larger than 4ft x4ft.

  • Judging of posters will be Thursday afternoon. You will be informed when you need to be present by your poster.

  • Click the button for instructions for submitting your abstracts for oral and poster presentations. 

The deadline to submit abstracts to be included in the printed program is May 20th, 2024.

Instructions for Submitting Chapter History E-Books

If your chapter is submitting a Chapter History E-Book for consideration for the Chapter History E-Book (digital scrapbook) Award, please click the button to upload your file.  You will be taken to a secure Dropbox link and upload your file accordingly.  

Please include your chapter's Greek name, name of your school, and region/district in the file name.  

The deadline to submit Chapter E-Books is Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 by 7pm EST.

Forms for National Convention

The following are forms to be completed for National Convention.